The All Ceylon Small and Medium Scale Rice Mill Owners’ Association say that they do not agree with the prices offered by large-scale rice mill owners and that they can provide rice at a lower price.
This was stated at a media briefing held by the association in Colombo today (29).
They say that large-scale rice mill owners and intermediate paddy stock collectors are responsible for the current crisis in the rice market. As there is a good price for paddy now, small and medium-scale rice mill owners are ready to buy Nadu paddy at Rs. 60 per kilo, Samba paddy at Rs. 70 per kilo and Kiri Samba paddy at Rs. 80 per kilo.